Henry “Hank” Bjorn Gudnason

    • Henry “Hank” Bjorn Gudnason
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    We regret to advise of the death of Henry “Hank” Bjorn Gudnason on Monday, 2 May 2016, at the age of 84 years, after a brief hospital stay. In his youth, while working in Flin Flon, MB Hank served in the Militia with 21st Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Hank was born on the family homestead near Kandahar, SK and attended Big Quill and Bertdale country schools and Wynyard High School. After graduating in 1950 he found work at Flin Flon, MB; first with Hjalmarson & Einarson contractors, then at Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting working in the smelter. He obtained his 1st Class Power Engineer certificate to work with high-pressure boilers.

    In 1957 after attending the University of Saskatchewan, Hank moved to Brandon, MB where he started a long career with Manitoba Hydro. He worked at the Brandon Steam Generating Station then, in 1959 was transferred to Selkirk to help get their new plant up and running. He started at Hydro’s Winnipeg head office in 1967 and became an Engineering Technologist with Engineering and Construction and retired in 1991.

    Hank was always was quick to give a helping hand to others especially using his talents for building and fixing things. Hank also enjoyed volunteering and sharing his knowledge at the Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre. He had a natural ability for carpentry and attention to detail - building his own house in Creighton, SK while working full time. He cut down the trees himself and hauled them to a sawmill on a trailer behind his Model A car. He built his second home for his family in Selkirk, MB. In compliance with Hank`s wishes, no Funeral Service will be held. Interment will be held at a later date in the Kandahar Cemetery, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hank’s memory to the Red Cross - Fort McMurray Fire Relief or the charity of choice. Online Condolences at: www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com {khMay2016}